There is no budget allocated. Each individual or teams who are keen to participate in this competition will need to look for their resources in terms of producing the film, hiring of actors and other logistic that the individual/ group think they may require.
Currently, the registration platform doesn’t allow us to send acknowledgement emails. However, if you got to the final page that informs you that we have received your application and you’ll be contacted by Dec 7, we have received it!
There might be a possibility that the Festival will utilise your film for outreach efforts, on both online and physical events. Additionally, the Festival might invite you as a speaker to share your experience on creating a film for the competition.
Only the top 10 finalists’ films will be screened during the Premiere. However, films submitted into this competition should not be screened or submitted to other platforms or festivals prior to the Premiere.
Yes. Because each film has to focus on at least one of the five mental health/dementia topics, it should be created for the Competition. Alongside the film creation, we hope that the reason behind their entry is geared towards bringing a greater sense of awareness towards the topic of mental health/ dementia.
Winning films for the 2021 competition will be awarded cash prizes as well as the chance to be screened overseas at another two other film festivals. But we hope that you can see that as an encouragement and token for your efforts because the larger goal of the festival is really to get people thinking and having conversations about mental health/dementia.
For more information about the competition visit: https://bit.ly/SMHFF_YouthCompetition2021
No. All participants will only be allowed one registration application, either as an individual or as part of a group.
Individual means you don’t work with a group to conceptualise and execute the idea. You can work with actors but if they aren’t the ones who helped in the conceptualisation and execution of the proposal, then they’re not considered part of the team.
Yes, every participant from the Team is required to attend. However, due to the overwhelming entries this year, Teams with 5 and more members will be issued only TWO Zoom logins. Individuals and Teams with 4 and less members will be issued only ONE Zoom login. Hence, Teams would need to find a safe space(s) for members to use one/two devices to enter the workshops.
In light of the pandemic, workshops will all be held online via Zoom. Selected participants will be given the Zoom links of their chosen sessions by December 7, 2020.